AVA Gallery Appoints Alicia Bergeron as Marketing Communications Manager

Lebanon, NH (September 28, 2017)

AVA Gallery and Art Center (AVA) announced today that Alicia Bergeron has been selected as Marketing Communications Manager. Ms. Bergeron will officially begin transitioning into the position part-time starting October 8th and will assume full-time responsibilities on November 1, 2017.

The announcement came jointly from AVA Board Chair Andrew Garthwaite and Executive Director Trip Anderson. “AVA’s connection with both artists and the wider community of art lovers and art students is critical,” stated AVA Board Chair Andrew Garthwaite. “Alicia displays a strong understanding of all three key consituencies. We are thrilled to have Alicia join the AVA staff and to lead our marketing and communications activities. Her experience, skills and visual sensibility are a welcome addition to our excellent team.”

Bergeron has worked at Sullivan Creative in Concord, NH and also pursues her own freelance graphic design and photography at Alicia Bergeron Design. She has recently done design and marketing for the League of NH Craftsmen, David Ernster Ceramics, Colby-Sawyer College, Kearsarge Magazine, and MJ Harrington & Co.

Bergeron commented, “AVA has inspired me for years. I am more than excited to become part of AVA’s incredible art community.”

Bergeron’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for the organization. AVA Gallery and Art Center has recently announced the addition of Mila Pinigin as its new Exhibition Manager. In September 2017, AVA launched public programming in its new 4,000 square foot Bente Torjusen West Sculptural Studies Building, with metal, ceramic, wood, glass, and stone workshops planned. The Bente Building is designed to LEED Gold standards and features solar panels and new energy initiatives to further AVA’s ambitions towards net-zero energy-consumption. New Board members and officers have been elected in AVA’s Annual Meeting held September 19th. Additionally, AVA is about to launch a new Strategic Long Range Planning process to leverage its new directions and opportunities.

AVA’s Executive Director Trip Anderson added, “Alicia has a keen eye and excellent design sense. She truly understands the power and potential of visual communications. I’m excited to be working with Alicia to refresh AVA’s marketing communications and enhance the AVA brand. Alicia will be instrumental in the continued evolution of AVA’s communications and conveying the essence of our mission to our growing public audiences.”

Alicia holds a BA in Art and Photography from New England College in Henniker, NH and has completed graphic design coursework at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. She has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking, camping, and abstract photography.

Photo: Michael Seamans

 

 

AVA Gallery Appoints Mila Pinigin as Exhibition Manager

Lebanon, NH (August 25, 2017) AVA Gallery and Art Center (AVA) announced today that Mila Pinigin has been selected as Exhibition Manager. Ms. Pinigin will officially begin transitioning into the position part-time starting in midSeptember and will assume full-time responsibilities on November 1, 2017.

The announcement came jointly from AVA Gallery Board Chair H. Sloane Mayor and Executive Director Trip Anderson.

“We are elated to have Mila joining us at AVA,” said Mayor. “With her strong background in the arts and exhibitions, combined with her knowledge of the Upper Valley arts scene, we could not have been more fortunate. AVA has such an exciting future ahead, with sculptural programming rolling out in the Bente Building this fall, and new exhibition space in our members’ gallery, the strength of our team is as important as ever. Mila brings the skills to connect AVA with the community through exhibitions that use inventive applications of education, outreach and business associations.”

 

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As of December 9, 2011, AVA Gallery and Art Center has what is believed to be the very first application—or “app”— focusing on a “green”  building project, namely the initiatives that were taken in 2006-2007 to make the renovation of AVA’s Carter-Kelsey Building a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold-Certified project.

We proudly invite you to click here and download the Free AVA LEED App to your iTouch, iPhone or iPad.

Special thanks go to Barbara Jones and Eric Richardson for their conceptual and technical development of this project; to Patrick Luteran, 2010 AVA intern and an architecture student, for developing part of the verbiage used in this app; to C. Stuart White, Jr., AIA, for all his professional advice and for the writing of specific segments; to Brandy Zarle and Tim Rush, New York City-based actors who, while performing this fall at Shaker Bridge Theatre in Enfield, New Hampshire, donated their time and expertise to record voice-over for part of the app’s audio; and to the Highfield Foundation for funding this project.

Thanks to the support of Systems Plus Computers, curious visitors can also take the AVA LEED tour on iPods that are available, and can be signed out for loan, from the AVA office.

2011 HACC Business Innovator of the Year Award

The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Honors

AVA Gallery and Art Center with

The 2011 Business Innovator of the Year Award

"AVA, under the dedicated eye and creative mind of Bente Torjusen, has evolved into a critical contributor to the cultural, economic and lifestyle dimensions of the Upper Valley. It has brought disparate people and organizations together to help shape what has been transformed from a tired local art facility to a regional center where people of all ages and experiences can pursue personal interests that continue to elevate the profile of the arts in the Upper Valley. AVA’s impact in our region… and beyond… is awe-inspiring."

—Excerpt from the 2011 Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce Business Community Leadership Awards Program

Please click here to see the beautiful two-page feature article from the program.